IT has been two years since Derrick Dalton, of the bands Hey Paulette, Mexican Pets, and latterly Crumb, passed away. A tribute night in memory of Derrick will take place on September 29th in Whelans, Dublin, featuring Thread Pulls, Dinah Brand, Richer Than Astronauts, and Little Beauties.
The event not only marks the second anniversary of his premature passing but the posthumous release of two records, an LP by his solo project Aeromodeller and a 7” single by his band Crumb.
The new Crumb 7” Like Goodbye is on red vinyl and features songs that were completed by Dez Foley and Fiachra McCarthy from the band following Derrick’s death.
The Aeromodeller LP First Flight was recorded almost entirely by Derrick in his own recording studio in 2008.
In an extremely generous move, both records (which are split releases on YesBoyIceCream records and Disques Fridge) are included in the ticket price of €12.
The night is being put together by Derrick’s wife Laura and all proceeds go to Aware. According to Thumped:
She feels that the night will be a fitting reminder of Derrick’s talent and is especially proud of his solo LP First Flight, which carries a dedication to the couple’s daughter: “I want to be able to show this to Julie when she’s older and say ‘Your da did this’”. Laura is keen to sell as many tickets as possible to raise money for Aware, and added “buy tickets even if you can’t make it along on the night, invite as many people as you know”.
After the bands, DJs will play until 2am and there will be a stall selling some of Derrick’s other releases and screenprints of the Aeromodeller LP cover by Niall McCormack.
Tickets are available now from Whelans WAV box office and tickets.ie.
Have a listen to some of Derrick’s work here: